Digital Bearing Compass 

This app will always show you the right app not only for pilots...

Are you a pilot, sailor or an outdoor adventurer ? Then the Digital Bearing Compass augmented reality (AR) app will be a valuable tool for you. Aim at objects in sight and directly read the true and magnetic bearing. Then you can check your bearings on the map. In addition, the current position, including the altitude above sea level is displayed.

After the first bearing, Digital Bearing Compass continuously displays the vertical and horizontal angles between the object and the current direction of the aiming point. So you can measure the angle between 2 points or objects ... if you are a sailor or yachtsman, you know what you can do with this information. You can use them directly for navigation, since this corresponds to the functionality of a sextant. You can also use trigonometry to determine the size of a distant object. Additionally you can get a second bearing and thus apply the method of cross bearing directly. The bearings are automatically saved, so they will be available when you start the app the next time.

Benefits of the app:

  • The App uses the high-tech sensors of your iPhone or iPad to measure orientation, device and declination (the angle between the direction to Geographic North and Magnetic North, pilots call it variation).
  • Augmented reality (AR) technology is available since iOS 11. The app will also be continuously improved, further developed and equipped with new features.
  • You can switch between camera mode and map mode.
  • The angle between 2 points or objects can be measured.
  • The position and direction of the bearings is drawn in the map.
  • This way a cross bearing is possible.
  • 3 text-colors to choose from for best day/ night readability.

No matter if you are a pilot, seal, scientist, astronomer, technician, geographer or outdoor athlete, you will find the app extremely valuable for your orientation and navigation. And it is fun.

Please note that some sensors require a time to calibrate. Sometimes it might be the case that after starting the app, for a few seconds a wrong direction will be displayed. The camera should be moved slowly back and forth in this case so that the device can perform the calibration.

The app needs several "Permissions". Permissions to use the GPS and the camera are required. No data will be sent from the app to the outside world.

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